Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 194 219
Rank change year-on-year +19 +25 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 23 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.17% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.67% 0.93% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 0
South West median daily rate £438 £438 -
England median daily rate £450 £450 £470
% change year-on-year - -4.26% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 861 971 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.36% 18.18% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 649 699
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £297
90th Percentile £550 £532 £500
England median daily rate £470 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 58
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.84% -0.72% +4.50%
10th Percentile £35.50 £26.25 £31.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.50 £45.55
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 19 £438 -7.89% 1
Somerset - 2 £450 -
Wiltshire -2 1 £350 -20.00%
Avon - 1 £500 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 20 (86.96%) PowerShell
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (52.17%) DevOps
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (30.43%) SCVMM
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) IIS
5 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (26.09%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
9 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
10 2 (8.70%) Web Services
10 2 (8.70%) C#
10 2 (8.70%) Scrum
10 2 (8.70%) QA
10 2 (8.70%) Selenium
10 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.70%) RESTful

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) GitHub
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
4 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Gatling
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) The Grinder
5 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
1 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) DevOps
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Deployment
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (34.78%) Load Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) B2B
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCVMM
2 6 (26.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) F5